How to install NES.app in under 5 min (without using WinSCP or setting permissions)

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wildonrio

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How to install NES.app in under 5 min (without WinSCP or permissions) **UPDATED**

**These directions have been even more simplified thanks to Tinman's suggestion below**

1. Download iBrickr, install it, and just do everything it tells you to.
2. Once it lets you, click on Applications. First it will install a PXL file and have you restart your phone. After it's done, just click on the big button "Browse Applications" and choose NES*. It will auto install.
3. To add a ROM (game), just click the newly appeared link "Upload NES ROM". (If you need to find ROMs, go here. Maybe you could type something like, oh I don't know, "nes roms".)

You're done!

(Getting sound to work is a different process. Go here.)

*If you'd rather be able to do easy updates in the future, when you click Browse Applications, click on the Installer.app instead. Once you restart your phone, click on Installer on your dashboard, then click on Community Sources. You should then see the NES.app under games. You can directly download it from there right to your iPhone, and then any time you want to update, just click the Update tab in the Installer.app, then the new NES build, then click "Update" and it will do it automatically. There are also many other sweet third-party applications that you can easily download whenever.
 
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Tinman

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As an FYI you can now download apps with iBrickr right from iBrickr (version 0.7). Just choose "Browse Applications" and you can see all the apps, and install them too!

Supposedly better handling of ebooks and NES roms too (I didn't see that though).


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enigmanic

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1. Download iBrickr, install it, and just do everything it tells you to.
2. Once it lets you, click on Applications. First it will install a PXL file and have you restart your phone. Then it will ask you for one of your own. When it asks for the PXL file, give it this.*
3. Go back into iBrickr, but instead of Applications, click on Files. Navigate to /var/root/Media/ and then click Create Folder and call it ROMs. Click on this new folder. Now click Create Folder again and this time make one called NES. Now click Upload File, find one of your ROMs and upload it (and repeat for more). If you need to find ROMs, click here.

You're done!

*If you'd rather be able to do easy updates in the future, give it this pxl instead to install the Installer.app. Once you restart your phone, click on Installer on your dashboard, then click on Community Sources. You should then see the NES.app under games. You can directly download it from there right to your iPhone, and then any time you want to update, just click the Update tab in the Installer.app then click "Update" and it will do it automatically. There are also many other sweet third-party applications that you can easily download whenever.
I was able to unjail my phone with iBrickr successfuly. However, once I get to step 2, where it installs a PXL file, it gets stuck in an endless loop. It keeps telling me to restart my iPhone. When I do and hit continue, it says it still needs to install the PXL file and tells me to restart again. I've done it 5 times now and no luck. Any suggestions?

EDIT: I did a reboot and it seemed to work this time.
 

wildonrio

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I was able to unjail my phone with iBrickr successfuly. However, once I get to step 2, where it installs a PXL file, it gets stuck in an endless loop. It keeps telling me to restart my iPhone. When I do and hit continue, it says it still needs to install the PXL file and tells me to restart again. I've done it 5 times now and no luck. Any suggestions?

EDIT: I did a reboot and it seemed to work this time.
Ok, do I need to clarify my instructions at all? I wrote them all from memory and I might have missed a step where you have to reboot or something...
 

Joker

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1. Download iBrickr, install it, and just do everything it tells you to.
2. Once it lets you, click on Applications. First it will install a PXL file and have you restart your phone. Then it will ask you for one of your own. When it asks for the PXL file, go here and click on the latest NES.app to download the file you need.
3. Go back into iBrickr, but instead of Applications, click on Files. Navigate to /var/root/Media/ and then click Create Folder and call it ROMs. Click on this new folder. Now click Create Folder again and this time make one called NES. Now click Upload File, find one of your ROMs and upload it (and repeat for more). If you need to find ROMs, go here.

You're done!

*If you'd rather be able to do easy updates in the future, go here and click on the Installer.app instead. Once you restart your phone, click on Installer on your dashboard, then click on Community Sources. You should then see the NES.app under games. You can directly download it from there right to your iPhone, and then any time you want to update, just click the Update tab in the Installer.app then click "Update" and it will do it automatically. There are also many other sweet third-party applications that you can easily download whenever.
Thank's,it was easy and I'm not to good with doing this kind of stuff.
 

enigmanic

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Ok, do I need to clarify my instructions at all? I wrote them all from memory and I might have missed a step where you have to reboot or something...
wildonrio,
Your instructions were right on. Even ibrickr did not instruct me to reboot my computer. So I think what happened with me was just a fluke. I'm just glad it all worked after rebooting my computer again. Thanks!

I do have another question, if anyone can help me. I want to re-arrange the apps on my homescreen. Using ibrickr, I browsed to DisplayOrder.plist and downloaded it to my PC. However, when I open it up in notepad, it's all scrambled -- perhaps it's corrupted? Here's a sample:

plist00Ó'YbuttonBarXiconListWspecial¤
Ñ_displayIdentifier_com.apple.mobilephoneÑ _com.apple.mobilemailÑ _com.apple.mobilesafariÑ

How do I fix this?
 

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wildonrio,
Your instructions were right on. Even ibrickr did not instruct me to reboot my computer. So I think what happened with me was just a fluke. I'm just glad it all worked after rebooting my computer again. Thanks!

I do have another question, if anyone can help me. I want to re-arrange the apps on my homescreen. Using ibrickr, I browsed to DisplayOrder.plist and downloaded it to my PC. However, when I open it up in notepad, it's all scrambled -- perhaps it's corrupted? Here's a sample:

plist00Ó'YbuttonBarXiconListWspecial¤
Ñ_displayIdentifier_com.apple.mobilephoneÑ _com.apple.mobilemailÑ _com.apple.mobilesafariÑ

How do I fix this?
When I DL DisplayOrder.plist using iBrickr it isn't that bad (but it does only have LFs and not CR/LFs). This makes it less Notepad friendly. When I edit via WinSCP its editor abides by the LF and it's much easier.

Still, CRs don't explain the sample you listed. Attached is a copy of mine, perhaps you can just modify it and then send it to your iPhone via iBrickr. It's already Notepad-friendly but can be sent to the iPhone without issue (get rid of the .txt first, obviously!).



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enigmanic

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When I DL DisplayOrder.plist using iBrickr it isn't that bad (but it does only have LFs and not CR/LFs). This makes it less Notepad friendly. When I edit via WinSCP its editor abides by the LF and it's much easier.

Still, CRs don't explain the sample you listed. Attached is a copy of mine, perhaps you can just modify it and then send it to your iPhone via iBrickr. It's already Notepad-friendly but can be sent to the iPhone without issue (get rid of the .txt first, obviously!).



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Mike
Thanks Tinman! I'll give your DisplayOrder.plist a try.
 

wildonrio

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wildonrio,
Your instructions were right on. Even ibrickr did not instruct me to reboot my computer. So I think what happened with me was just a fluke. I'm just glad it all worked after rebooting my computer again. Thanks!

I do have another question, if anyone can help me. I want to re-arrange the apps on my homescreen. Using ibrickr, I browsed to DisplayOrder.plist and downloaded it to my PC. However, when I open it up in notepad, it's all scrambled -- perhaps it's corrupted? Here's a sample:

plist00Ó'YbuttonBarXiconListWspecial¤
Ñ_displayIdentifier_com.apple.mobilephoneÑ _com.apple.mobilemailÑ _com.apple.mobilesafariÑ

How do I fix this?
Try downloading an free HTML editor on google, that's what I did.
 

rasputinj

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I started using ibrickr this week before the update and then needed to put my mods/apps back on, ibrickr was fast and easy to use to get my system back to its beautiful modded state.
 
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ok did ibrickr got to browse apps uploaded a rom ( tetris) and i tap the nes logo on the dashboard and i just have a prefence page thats blank and on prfernces there is a bunch of tools game gene etc what am i doing wrong were is the game emulator help larry
 

wildonrio

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ok did ibrickr got to browse apps uploaded a rom ( tetris) and i tap the nes logo on the dashboard and i just have a prefence page thats blank and on prfernces there is a bunch of tools game gene etc what am i doing wrong were is the game emulator help larry
The ROM wasn't uploaded correctly.

Are you sure you didn't upload it in .zip format? If so, unzip it first. All roms must have the extension .nes.

Are you sure you put it in the right directory? All roms go in /var/root/Media/ROMs/NES
 
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yah got it working just need to reboot the iPhone cool got tetris and prince of pursia cool that i brickr is great cool app larry